We spent a beautiful fall afternoon on the trails and downtown taking some pictures. We had some fun, enjoyed the beautiful day and were in awe of God's beautiful masterpiece in the beauty of the fall leaves.
And to keep it real ... I think this is what Shane felt like through most of the posed pictures.
The kids always love the Harvest Party at church in the fall. The kids were encouraged to dress like Bible characters. They could wear their Halloween costumes if they were appropriate. Of course when you have a first born like Alexa who is a rule follower you had to come up with Bible Characters if that is what it says on the sheet. Lucky for this mom she is also creative so took her and her siblings costumes into her own hands.
She came up with Shane, the lion for Daniel and the lions den. Emma, the angel who came to Mary and she was Mary with Baby Jesus.
Shane and his buddies Buzz and Woody! These 3 are going to be trouble as they get older. They love each other like brothers and have way too much fun together.
The kids love all the games and the candy that comes with them. Here is Emma digging for pennies.
Alexa playing the duck game!
I have to say he makes a pretty cute lion!
Shane concentrating on trying to get the ring around the bottle to set it up! The kids had another great evening at the church Harvest Festival!
Every fall the kids look forward to a trip to Pumpkinland. We drive by it every time we go to my parents and more often than not they ask if it is open yet. When it does open we surely can't miss an afternoon of fall fun.
The kids obliged and took some pictures for me.
I can't believe how big they are getting. It is time to freeze time for a little while.
This picture is just to keep it real. Love all the poses. I thought it would be a great picture with all the flowers but there were bees flying around and they were looking right into the sun if you couldn't tell.
Every year the kids take a picture by the "How Tall This Fall" ruler. They are all so close in size. Just like little stair steps. At the rate Shane is growing he just may pass his sisters up.
More fun looking through all the cut outs.
The real fun begins when the cousins come though. The girls were anxiously watching for their cousin's van. Can you see the big smiles. Guess who just pulled up?
I love this picture of Shane giving grammy a quick kiss before he hops down to greet his cousins.
Then we were off to the petting zoo. Darby and Alexa are animal lovers so they made their way into the petting zoo a couple different times.
The two little blonds had fun with the animals too.
Shane and the little girls played on in the little playhouses and
wandered from place to place. Shane thought he was big stuff watching his little cousin Bailey. He looks so big compared to her. I guess now I know why his pants don't fit that we bought 2 months ago ... he is growing like a weed.
A highlight of Pumpkinland is the Munchkin Maze. See for yourself how much fun they had running through the corn. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!
Here is Emma showing off her battle scar. The corn stalk won!
When papa came it didn't take much talking for the kids to talk papa into going into the big corn maze with them. The moms and grammy said the little one was just fine. But papa said why not it will be fun. Don't you just love papa's. Little did he know it takes about an hour to go through the whole thing.
They found their way out early so we could head to papa and grammy's house for pizza.
When the big kids went with Papa to the maze Bailey found a new friend to play with. Isn't she the cutest little thing.
The visit always ends with the kids picking out something to take home. Alexa and Darby decided to go for the gourds this year.
Here is Bailey's pick!
Shane found a pumpkin and pulled it around in his little wheelbarrow.
Emma took her time finding the perfect treasure!
Another fun visit to Pumpkinland. We can't wait until next year. Just think next year there will be another little boy with all those girls. I can't wait!